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Galileo Galilei
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

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mumpsimus: adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy.

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On this Day

  - Monday, 27th March 2017

1983: US troops invade Grenada
American forces seize control of the Caribbean island of Grenada less than a week after a left-wing coup in which the prime minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed.

1964: President Kaunda takes power in Zambia
Zambia is the ninth African state to gain independence from the British crown.

1984: Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia
The EEC is donating £1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.

1976: Queen opens National Theatre in London
The Queen has officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays.

2001: Crime rates lowest for 20 years
British Crime Survey reveals the chances of being a victim of crime are lowest for 20 years.

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